We are so excited to welcome students, staff, and faculty back to campus this fall. We hope that this is a year in which we can all appreciate and embrace a spirit of community more than ever. To that end, we write today to share important information about University policies that exist to support an environment free from discrimination and harassment based on protected status, including sexual assault, sexual violence, sexual exploitation, interpersonal violence, and stalking, and retaliation. We need every member of our community to uphold these policies such that opportunities to learn, work, and thrive at the University remain possible for everyone.
We are including the University’s full Non-Discrimination Policy Statement below. Visit the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office’s (EOC) website at eoc.unc.edu to learn more about this Statement and relevant University policies and procedures, including the Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct and the Policy on Prohibited Sexual Harassment Under Title IX. This website also includes contact information for available reporting options such as the EOC online reporting form and UNC Police. The Safe at UNC website has information about confidential resources such as Campus Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the Employee Assistance Program, the University’s Gender Violence Services Coordinators, and the University Ombuds Office.
Non-Discrimination Policy Statement: The University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on individuals’ abilities and qualifications. Consistent with these principles and applicable laws, it is therefore the University’s policy not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status as consistent with the University’s Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct. No person, on the basis of protected status, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under any University program or activity, including with respect to employment terms and conditions. Such a policy ensures that only relevant factors are considered and that equitable and consistent standards of conduct and performance are applied.
Title IX Statement: As required by federal law, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities, in admission, or in employment. Information about the University’s procedures for addressing discrimination on the basis of sex is available in the University’s Policy on Prohibited Sexual Harassment Under Title IX and in the University’s Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, in person, by mail, by telephone, or by e-mail to the University’s Title IX Coordinator at the information below. Inquiries about the application of Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
We look forward to working together to uphold our community values of equity, inclusion, and safety.
Vice Chancellor for Human Resources and Equal Opportunity and Compliance
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Equal Opportunity and Compliance
Title IX Coordinator (interim)
214 W. Cameron Ave., 2nd Floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27599